TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Despite the increase in afternoon storms, we still topped out in the hot mid 90s. We saw heavy downpours, resulting in a flood advisory for Manatee County and a Severe Thunderstorm warning for Polk county. The storms should fade after sunset.
Skies will clear out overnight and temperatures will sink down into the upper 70s and low 80s.
Tomorrow starts out sunny and quickly warming. We have a midday chance for a coastal shower or two as the sea breeze builds and moves inland. During the mid afternoon inland storms will buil din coverage and intensity. By the early evening, the strongest and most widespread storms will push toward I-75 and the Gulf of Mexico. The rain chance increases to 70% with highs in the low 90s.
We go back to a 50% rain chance Thursday and Friday, and the most likely time to see the storms will be late in the day as the storms push toward the coast.
For the weekend, we continue a typical summer storm pattern with 60% chance on Saturday and a 70% chance on Sunday, mainly after 3pm. Highs will also stay in the low to mid 90s.
The tropics continue to stay quiet with no development expected in the next five days.
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